characters in the odyssey

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Telemachus
 
Odysseusís son. An infant when Odysseus left for Troy, Telemachus is about twenty at the beginning...
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Odysseus
 
The protagonist of the Odyssey. Odysseus fought among the other Greek heroes at Troy and now...
3
Penelope
 
Wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus. Penelope spends her days in the palace pining for...
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Athena
 
Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists...
5
Poseidon
 
God of the sea. As the suitors are Odysseusís mortal antagonists, Poseidon is his divine antagonist....
6
Zeus
 
King of gods and men, who mediates the disputes of the gods on Mount Olympus. Zeus is occasionally...
7
Antinous
 
The most arrogant of Penelopeís suitors. Antinous leads the campaign to have Telemachus killed....
8
Eurymachus
 
A manipulative, deceitful suitor. Eurymachusís charisma and duplicity allow him to exert some...
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Amphinomus
 
Among the dozens of suitors, the only decent man seeking Penelopeís hand in marriage. Amphinomus...
10
Eumaeus
 
The loyal shepherd who, along with the cowherd Philoetius, helps Odysseus reclaim his throne...
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Eurycleia
 
The aged and loyal servant who nursed Odysseus and Telemachus when they were babies. Eurycleia...
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Melanthius
 
The brother of Melantho. Melanthius is a treacherous and opportunistic goatherd who supports...
13
Melantho
 
Sister of Melanthius and maidservant in Odysseusís palace. Like her brother, Melantho abuses...
14
Calypso
 
The beautiful nymph who falls in love with Odysseus when he lands on her island-home of Ogygia....
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Polyphemus
 
One of the Cyclopes (uncivilized one-eyed giants) whose island Odysseus comes to soon after...
16
Circe
 
The beautiful witch-goddess who transforms Odysseusís crew into swine when he lands on her...
17
Laertes
 
Odysseusís aging father, who resides on a farm in Ithaca. In despair and physical decline,...
18
Tiresias
 
A Theban prophet who inhabits the underworld. Tiresias meets Odysseus when Odysseus journeys...
19
Menelaus
 
King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of Helen, he helped lead the Greeks in the...
20
Helen
 
Wife of Menelaus and queen of Sparta. Helenís abduction from Sparta by the Trojans sparked...
21
Nausicaa
 
The beautiful daughter of King Alcinous and Queen Arete of the Phaeacians. Nausicaa discovers...
22
Charybdis
 
enormous dangerous whirlpool
23
Apollo
 
god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine
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Eurylochus
 
another memeber of the crew
25
Sirens
 
creatures whose songs lure sialors to their deaths
26
Scylla
 
sea monster of gray rock-6 heads
27
Helios
 
God of the Sun. Odysseus earns his wrath when his crew eats some of Helios' sacred cattle.
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Lotus-Eaters
 
people who eat the Lotus plant, a narcotic.
29
Elpenor
 
crew member?
30
Aeolus
 
master of the winds
31
Leastrygonians
 
cannibols
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Cicones
 
?
33
Actoris
 
?
34
Lampeta
 
?
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Eurycleia
 
handmaid


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